This is an absolutely stunning Edwardian walnut bookcase, circa 1900 in date.
This bookcase features a rich and striking grain, and has been accomplished in solid walnut, a very attractive and highly desirable wood. It has a beautiful swan neck cornice with hand carved decoration and stands on a plinth base.
The pair of glazed top doors reveal an interior having four adjustable shelves.
The base having a a pair of half width drawers, above a a pair of panelled doors that open to reveal a capacious cupboard with a central shelf.
This bookcase has original shelves, locks,keys, glazing, and handles.
Instill the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique bookcase.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 250 x Width 122 x Depth 51
Dimensions in inches:
Height 98.4 x Width 48.0 x Depth 20.1
Edwardian Period (1900 – 1910)
The Edwardian era saw the beginning of a new century with a new king and a new style of interior design. The heavy, dark, cluttered look of the Victorian era was gone, and in its place, something much lighter and more cheerful.
Some of the most famous designer for this era include:
Thomas Sheraton -furniture
Louis Comfort Tiffany- lighting
René Lalique- glassware
This early 20th century style had an eclectic feel to it, and drew from elements of Georgian, Medieval and Tudor style. Light, airy, and simplicity of detail were key principles of this era.
Bamboo and wicker was the material of preference in Edwardian times. This added to the already delicate and breezy nature of the style. Other furniture was reproductions, drawing influence from baroque, rococo and empire style. The wing chair is a classic shape, and upholstery favoured chintz and damask in pale colours.
Shifting away from the darkness of the Victorian interior, colours were fresh and light, with an informal feel. Patterns were feminine, with flowers and floral designs being highly favoured. Colours were predominantly pastels: blue, lilacs, greens, yellows and grays. The floral theme was complemented by the liberal use of fresh flower arrangements. Living rooms often took darker colours such as dark green for fabrics, complemented with cream walls.
Our reference: 08733